M10x1.5-6HM10x1.56H(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(a) M is the symbol for Metric Threads(b) 10 is the nominal major diameter in millimeters, followed by the symbol whichmeans by(c) 1.5 is the pitch in millimeters(d) 6 identifies the grade of tolerance from fine to coarse. The larger the number,the greater the tolerance. The number may be a 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9. Grades 3-5 arefine, 7-9 are coarse. Grade 6 is the most commonly used and is the mediumtolerance. A letter placed after the number gives the thread tolerance class of theinternal or external thread. Internal threads are designated by upper case letterssuch as G or H. G means a tight allowance and H means no allowance. Externalthreads are designated by lower case letters such as e, g, or h. e denotes a largeallowance, g denotes a tight allowance and h establishes no allowance.(e) A blank space a (e) denotes a right hand thread. A right hand thread is assumedunless an LH is in this space.(f) refers to the depth or length of thread in millimeters. If left blank as in above thethread goes all the way through.
Unified and American National Threads
½-13 UNC-2A LH½13UNC2ALH(a) (b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(a)Major diameter in inches(b)Threads per inch(c)Series of thread. UNF = Unified National Fine, UNC = Unified National Coarse,UNEF = Unified National Extra Fine(d)Class of fit is the amount of tolerance. 1 means a large tolerance, 2 = generalpurpose and 3 = close tolerance.(e)A = external thread, B = internal thread